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Politics Artwork behind bars, serving time on taxpayer dime Artwork behind bars, serving time on taxpayer dime (Video)
For over a year, “Transitions,” was artist Michael Boonstra’s life. He was commissioned to create the publicly funded artwork during the construction of the Wapato Jail. Shortly after the completion of his piece, Boonstra learned there wasn’t enough money to open the jail.
Politics 'Obama phones': Government program pays for people's phones 'Obama phones': Government program pays for people's phones (Video)
In this segment of 'You Paid For It' we're talking phone service.

This is a program that's made its way through many presidents of both parties-- starting with Reagan. But should it still be around?

Watch the story, and let me know what you think. Either way, you paid for it.
Politics Art or eyesore? Art or eyesore? (Video)
You’ve probably seen the sculpture on Grand Avenue in Southeast Portland. It’s called “Inversion Plus Minus.” It’s supposed to look like the ghost buildings that once stood in the Central Eastside Industrial area.
Politics Is this spending music to your ears? Is this spending music to your ears? (Video)
In the federal building in downtown Portland, there’s a sculpture in the lobby called "Louie, Louie," and each of the ribs on it represents a sound wave from the song. And like the tune or not, you paid for it with federal stimulus money.
Politics Lack of coordination leads to painted city street slated to be torn up Lack of coordination leads to painted city street slated to be torn up (Video)
During KATU’s investigation into a road being ripped up seemingly for no reason near Powell Butte, someone who lives there pointed out another possible waste – freshly painted lines on a stretch of 162nd Avenue that was clearly marked to be torn up by construction crews in the near future.